Tuesday, November 20, 2012

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Here is a possible activity for our Great Turkey Challenge (If you need a copy of the letter so you can learn more about the challenge, read this week's letter)!  In class we shared the story 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.  The students drew pictures of how they would hide the turkeys and then wrote stories using the words first, then, next, and last to tell how they would help the turkeys escape.  If you have this book you can read it at home or you can use the link to see a video of the story on YouTube.  Please use caution when using YouTube.  It can be a valuable tool, but it is also easy to wander into an area that is not suitable for students.  After sharing the story, complete the COMMENT BOX assignment in order to earn a prize in the Great Turkey Challenge!

COMMENT BOX:  Answer each of the questions about the story.  You can do it in the COMMENT BOX or write it on paper and bring it to school the first day you come back.

1.  Make a list of the main characters (the ones that must be in the story for the story to make sense).

2.  What is the setting (where and when)?  Remember that you are not to use the words 'inside' or 'outside'. 

3.  What is the problem in the story?  Write a sentence to answer this question.

4.  What is the solution to the problem?  Write a sentence to answer this question.

1 comment:

Colin Scalia said...

1. Farmer McNugget, The Children, The Teacher, and The Turkeys

2. The setting is on a farm during the afternoon and evening.

3. Farmer McNugget wanted to kill the turkeys.

4. They hid the turkeys under their shirts, and took them home.

Colin Scalia